The Five-Year-Old makes a Christmas list

Every kitty reporter worth her salt needs an old-timey typewriter just like this. (Image via Wikipedia)

One night as The Five-Year-Old kicked up her feet in her favorite chair, her thoughts naturally turned to Christmas.

The Five-Year-Old: “Daddyo, for Christmas I want an erector set, a typewriter, two kittens, and an alarm clock.”

Daddyo: “Why do you want a typewriter for Christmas? I was really surprised by that.”

The Five-Year-Old: “Because it’s my lifelong dream to be a kitty reporter.”

Daddyo: “What kind of stories are you going to write?”

The Five-Year-Old: “Oh, I’m going to write mystery newspapers. I’ll just make them up.”

About Shala Howell

I write about wildly curious kids, rabbits who hunt dragons, and 1880s Boston. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), I blog about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at, muse about books and the writing life at, or tweet about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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